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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition involving pain and stiffness in the tissues used to support and move bones and joints. In addition to general pain and fatigue, fibromyalgia also causes painful and sensitive points in the muscles and tendons, especially in the neck, spine and hips.

The disease is part of a family of disorders known as soft-tissue rheumatism that target the supporting tissues near joints. An estimated two percent of the U.S. population has some form of fibromyalgia, especially women from ages 20 to 50.

Common Treatments:

Physicians will typically tailor a treatment plan to the specific needs of the individual. They may prescribe drugs, including some antidepressants, which help reduce pain and promote relaxation. Exercise programs to stretch muscles and relaxation techniques to ease anxiety are also important aspects of any treatment plan.
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